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THE 

FOOT LIGHT CLUB 



America's Oldest Community Theatre 

1877 317th Production,... 1978 

Presents 

APRON (<Sk OTHER) STRINGS 

Music by Book and Lyrics by 

Paul Kussman Arthur O'Malley 

Directed by 

Arthur O'Malley & Paul Kussman 

Musical Direction by 
Ralph L. Dart 

CAST 

ACT ONEt FRANCIS 

Mother KATHERINE MCINTYRE 

Francis CHUCK FRATES 

Pamela LAURIE DUNN 

Mrs. Bellows JOAN FORAN 

ACT TWO I NORMAN 

Norman MICHAEL ARONOVITZ 

Follow DON SCOPE 

Mother KATHERINE MCINTYRE 

Nag DAVID ERSKINE 

Dingle STEPHEN BYRNE 

Pretty Girl LORA DIX 

Girl SUSAN MCINTYRE 

Adonis «Sk Ing GIRARD ELLIOTT 

Marine & Ing JIM MEADY 

Sandy & Ing CID PARDUE 

Ms. Anthony MARY MICHALOWSKI 

Ing CAROL MCINTYRE 



SYNOPSIS OF SCENES 

ACT I 
Time: Present 

Place: Living Room of Normski' s Home, 

ACT II 

Time: Present 

Place: Norman' s bedroom 

Intermission between Act I & Act II 
Refreshments served in the Lower Hall 

PRODUCTION STAFF 

Producer MARK MACMILLAN 

Stage Manager BEN DELATIZKY 

Set Designer ; , BOB BURNS 

Lighting BRENT TOTMAN 

Sound & Special Effects TIM NEIL 

Props MARY MCCUSKER 

Choreography • CID PARDUE 

Makeup LISA DOMENICUCCI 

JUDY KELLY 
MARY LA^/RENCE 
MARIE MACRINA 
MAUREEN SULLIVAN 

Costumes FRANK FORNARO 

Publicity JANET GREY 

KATHLEEN O'MALLEY 
FRANK FORNARO 

Social Chairman KAY MCINTYRE' 

Set Crew PHIL BURNS, LISA 

DOMENICUCCI, CAROL 
DON/VVAN, JUDY KELLY, 
MARY MCCUSKER, TIM 
NEIL, KIT SEIDENBERG, 
BRENT TOTMAN, DEBBA 
V/EISMANN, STEVE WHITE 



A special thanks to Lisa Domenicucci and Kay Mclntyre 



WHO'S mo 



K/VTHERINE MCINTYRE - Mother I&II - Escaping her housewifely 
chores, Kay has appeared in seven productions at the Footlight, 
most of them comedies, including portraying Lady Bracknell 
in The Importance of Being Earnst last year. Most recently 
she appeared in The Christus as Herodius with the St. Kevin 
Players, Social Chairman for this season, Kay is a familiar 
face at the Footlight Club. 

CHUCK FRATES - Francis - A Boston teacher of Special Education, 
Chuck keeps extremely busy in the theater. He performed with 
various New Bedford Groups, played Jerry Cohan, In George M. ^ 
with the Winthrop Playmakers and did a superlative job in 
making up the large cast of The Christus . With all his acting 
and musical talent. Chuck is a very welcome member of the 
Footlight Family. 

LAURIE DUNN - Pamela - Rehearsals for Apron. . . . were pleasant 
and a great part of that pleasure was listening to Laurie sing. 
This little lady with the dulcet tones was a .ioy to listen 
to. She' s a member of the Handel and Hayden Society, A dental 
hjrgienist, Laurie comes from Chestnut Hill to Eliot Hall and for 
ail our sakes we hope she doesn't forget the way, 

JOAN FORAN - Mrs, Bellows - Joan was one of '* The Women ". 1/6 
of How the Other Half Loves , a mother in My Three Angels , and 
always terrific. Chairman of our Membership Committee, she didn't 
limit herself to one side of the footlights but last year directed 
The Gingerbread Lady at N.E.T.C. We are glad that the long ride 
from Needham hasn't deterred Joan's enthusiasm for the Footlight 
Club, 

MICHAEL ARONOVITZ - Norman - The Footlight' s number one fan, 
Michael has been associ-^ted with every Dlay since he performed 
in Guy' s and Dolls, He just finished with Winterset, playing 
the Hobo and now recreates his great performance at N.E.T.C. in 
Me. Myself and I . Michael has done much in summer theatre 
In Conn, and Pennsylvania and regards his association with Jean 
Stapleton one of the highlights of his life. 

DON SCOPE - Follow - Actor, Director, Magician, Storyteller, 
choose one and Don is accomplished at it. Another N.E.T.C. 
performer in After Magrite with the Amateurs, Don also played 
in Dracula with that same group, but we are happiest when he is 
on our stage doing his thing, in How the Other Half ^,oves . 
^0 Carats . Winter set ^ to name a few. Don and his wife Janet Grey 
are valued members of the Footlight Club. 

DAVID E^.SKINE - Nag - Playing Shadow in Winterset was David's 
introduction to the Footlight Club. He has spent time studying 
acting here in Boston and abroad in London. David traveled 
throughout Eastern Europe, the Middle East and India, which 
should make for very interesting conversation when he picks up 
fares in his own cab. TAXI 



STEPHEN BYRTJE - Dingle - He loves acting and that' s good because 
he always does a great ,iob. Most recently Stephen performed in 
the play My Three Angels and came to a sad fate. A.s Judas in 
The Christus his performance as the betrayor was mesmerizing 
but again he came to a bitter end. We know there is no end to 
his talents and hope he is around for sometime to come. 

LORA DIX - Pretty Girl - A newcomer to the Club, we wel'^ome 
this bubbling young lady. Lora is earning her master's at Lesley 
College in reading but has found the time to share her talents as 
a dancer and singer with us. She studies flute and elementary 
ballet and v/e are "glad she pirouetted into our Theater Group. 

SUSAN M4CINTYRE - Girl - Susan has recently moved up from Junior 
Member, but as a Junior enjoyed nlaying Agnes Gooch in Auntie 
Mame, The bug "bit" and she came back last year for Me, Mvself 
and I and .we're happy she did. Arts and crafts are her forte and 
Barry Manilow her fetish, 

GIRARD ELLIOTT - Adonis - Ing - For a young man, Gerry has been 
busy at the Footlight Club since his portrayal of a highwayman 
in the junior's Tom Jones to the lead in How to Succeed in Business . 
He also played in Applause and Me. Myself and I , When he' s not 
"landing" a role, he enjoys flying a plane, a busy man is he. 

JIM MEADY - Marine Ing - Lucia the organ grinder in Winterset 
was Jim' s debut at the Footlight. Previously he performed with 
the Amateurs in Solid Gold Cadillac . Sound of Music and Enoch Snow 
in Carousel with the Sacred Heart Players in Maiden. We hope 
he will find our club to be the theater he would like to stay 
with because we certainly enjoy having him around. 

CID PARDUE - Sandy - Ing - In Cid, the club found not only an 
accomplished actress and singer, but a choreographer as well, 
and being a teacher of the dance it came to her naturally to stage 
the dancing for our show. Cid has performed with two Seattle 
dance companies and when she' s not in her ballet shoes she swaps 
them for ski boots and is off to the slopes, 

MARY MIC^^'VLOWSKI - Ms, Anthony - V/e really performed "c^up" 
in having our resident laugher perform her acting debut right 
here on our stage. Long a loyal and laughing member of the 
audience, who never misses a show, Mary is a delight to be with 
and we are enormously pleased to have her join us "on the boards". 

C.\ROL MCINT^T.E - Ing - The youngest member of the cast, Carol 
has been working around and about the club since she was eight 
years old but this is her fi^st performance in a play. An 
accomplished Irish Step Dancer and soloist with St. Thomas 
Children's choir, Carol plays basketball, swims, and is a gymnast. 



ARTHUR O'MALLEY - Director - Writer, director, actor, author. 
This young man wears many hats and wears them well. He sang 
his way into the Footlight Club in Fantasticks and Guys and Dolls ; 
acted in How the Other Half Loves ; directed Applause and How to 
Succeed. . . . and now directs his own work which is not only exciting 
to Arthur, but to the club and most especially to the cast who 
feel especially proud to take part in this major production, 

PAUL KUSSMAN - Director - For a club to boaat of a young, Vibrant, 
hard working President isn't enough, but to boast that this 
President is the composer of the beautiful music in Apron (& Other) 
Strings is something else again. If writing music wasn't enough, 
Paul has directed numerous plays, for the Footlight including; 
The Importance of Being Earnst . The Women . Plaza Suite . How the 
Other Half Loves , and m-0 Carats . 

This marks the third major production that Paul and Arthur have 
written together. Starting with The Sorceror Who Couldn't Read , 
going into last year' s Me. Myself^ and I . and leading into 
Apron (& Other) Strings . Broadway could be just around the corner 
for these two guys. Keep up the good work, 

RALPH DART - Music Director - A more imposing set of credentials 
could not be found than those belonging to our musical director. 
A graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music, Ralph has 
appeared as a soloist at the Hatch Shell Esplanade concerts, 
was a trumpet recitalist through out New England and was production 
assistant with the New York City Opera in 1975» in productions 
of Turandat and Idomeneo . Ralph did the musical direction for 
The Chrlstus along with nlaying St. John and we are glad he did, 
because that is where we met him and lured him to the Footlight 
Club, May the venture be a happy one for Ralph because we are 
pleased to welcome him. 



POUBERS 



AT THE DOOR 



May 5, 1978 
Friday- 



May 6, 1978 
Saturday 



Ms, Judy Kelly 
Ms, Debba Wei smarm 
Ms, Lisa Domenicucci 
Mrs, Charles S»idenberg 

Mrs, Donald C, Heath 
Miss Mildred Adelson 
Mrs. Francis J. Malatesta 
Ms, Lois Folsteln 



May 12, 1978 Ms, Phyllis Daly 

Friday Ms, Ellen Daly 

Ms, Charlotte W, Sawyer 
Mrs, David Scannell, III 

May 13, 1978 Mrs. Joseph Barri 
Saturday Mrs. Dorothy Dolan 
Mrs, Evelyn Conroy 
Mrs. Allen McEachern 



May 19,1978 
Friday 



Ms, Louise Pierce 
Mrs. Pauline Jacobs 
Mr, Aaron Jacobs 
Mr, David Bossio 



May 20, I978 Mrs, F. Edward Anderson 
Saturday Mrs. Edwin E, Kussmaul 

Ms, Janet Grey 

Mrs. Arthur E. O'Malley 



Mr, Eugene Kelly 



Mr, Frank Fornaro 



Mr, Joseph Porter 



Mr. HTlgh McDonagk 



Mr. John Pierce 



Mr. Richard Lawrence 



BENEFACTORS 

Miss Any Davol, Mr. James Devaney, Mrs. J. Edward Keefe,Jr., J, Edward 
Keefe, Jr,, Mr, Allen Lathaa,Jr, Mr. Mark MacMillan 

PATRONS 

Mrs, George R. Bur bank, Mrs, John R. Flather, Mr. Richard B. Fowler, 
Mrs, Thomas J. Higgins, Mr. Merton C, Sage, Mrs. Charles M. Seidenberg, 
Mr. Paul B. Kussman, Mr, Robert A. LaPointe, Mr. S.J. Messina 

SPONSORS 

Mr. Paul F. Abbott, Dr. John B. Little, Mrs Edward L. Mxirtagh, 

Mrs. David D, Scannell, Jr, , Miss Lillian Grahn, Miss Katherine Heggie, 

Mr. John D. Pierce, Mr & Mrs, Robert T. Temple 

BOOSTERS 

Mrs. William G. O'Neil, Mrs. Malcolm C. Rees, Ms. Joanna Scannell 
Mr. Robert Brandt, Mr. Gerard Elliott, Mrs. George C. Houser, 
Mr. Gaetano J. Laudato, Jr., Ms. Charlotte W, Sawyer,